Serving the faith
Abduction the oath
It lie in wait for the offering

Religion is old
For drawing the young
Purity withers and dies
Never return to the ones that provided
Children draining parents of will
I hold out my hand to bloodless child
I'm taken by the one I was saving
From death

By demons be driven
Beckon the call

With decline in mind
End not far
We're left hanging alone here
He pulls us from nails
Shatters our bones
Leaving us crippled and strewn
Boiling my corpse in the blood of his children
Praying for his god to prevail
Burying us with loved ones
To sleep with shelled children of the sixth dimension

By demons be driven
Beckon the call



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"By Demons Be Driven" as written by Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott

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  • +1
    General Comment:this song is fuckin awesome!
    Bullhead823on August 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:You can''t really look at pantera lyrics and say they advocate religion though. Read Heresy. The metal that IS christian loses much of its power when it pushes (either implicitly or explicitly) religious agendas. Pantera doesn't write they're lyrics as a way to say "Dont be religious", its more like "Dont force your religion on me".
    MetalKing00on February 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Hell ya man. Great song, killer guitar riff I'd love to play that.

    I'm guessing it's about christianity maybe, and how it's forced upon us by our parents.

    Unique rythym in this song, god damn it's awesome.
    Muzzyon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:seriously underrated song... i agree with muzzy.. its definitely about religion being forced upon people, I'm guessing Phil is referring to himself as a kind of saviour, trying to free enslaved minds with his music... but hes also saying that religion is just an outdated code to live your life by, it doesnt work in this modern day and age, and he's right, something new needs to happen, great song
    Schr4nzon December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I fuckin' love this song.it's my absolute favorite song
    on vulgar display.
    lakeoffire_on December 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Dimebag,rest in peace,influential one.
    lakeoffire_on December 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this song kicks ass!!! amazin guitar riffs in this song
    Metal Militiaon October 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:religion is a trick used by adults to scare kids into not masturbating.
    MetallibangeRon December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Heh, Phil is religious. Notice how the next track on this album has the line "Mad at God"? Also, Read the lyrics to "Floods".

    The lyrics:

    "With decline in mind
    End not far"

    - means if you don't believe in God, hell awaits..

    "We're left hanging alone here
    He pulls us from nails
    Shatters our bones
    Leaving us crippled and strewn
    Boiling my corpse in the blood of his children"

    - what hell is like

    "Praying for his god to prevail
    Burying us with loved ones
    To sleep with shelled children of the sixth dimension"

    - believing in God will save you and send you to the dimension of Truth (6th dimension).. in other words, you'll know the truth.. "the truth will set you free" sound familiar?

    Pantera has many mentions of God in their songs. Don't just look at the song titles. Most metal is, in fact, Christian. Open your eyes. If you don't like it, listen to rap.
    Promethon January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:the above lyrics mentioned are from this song, not Floods... I failed to mention that
    Promethon January 20, 2006   Link

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